By Paul Salahuddin Armstrong
“…IF My servants ask thee about Me – behold, I am near; I respond to the call of him who calls, whenever he calls unto Me: let them, then, respond unto Me, and believe in Me, so that they might follow the right way.”
~ Holy Qur’an 2:186 (M. Asad)
Allah SWT is always with you and every single one of us, whether our religion happens to be orthodox Islam or something else.
We connect consciously, through the remembrance (dhikr) of Allah, in our prayers, in our actions, when giving charity, at work and other day to day actions.
Whether someone is a Jew, Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, another religion or none, they may come to remember their Creator, and start to develop a connection as a consequence.
Do you think Allah SWT will turn anyone away, who knocks on His metaphorical door? Of course not! Allah is Al Rahman (The Compassionate), Al Raheem (The Kind), Al Wadud (The Lover) and Al Kareem (The Generous).
When someone decides who goes to Jannah or Jahannam, they are falsely usurping the Divine Right of Allah SWT. Whatever a person does or doesn’t do in this life, Allah SWT is The Judge on the Day of Reckoning.
Due to His perfect and endless knowledge, wisdom and understanding, Allah SWT doesn’t think like any human does, He transcends everything in Creation in brilliance and splendor, for She is the Spirit who imagined all else into existence.
We are utterly, completely, enthrallingly dependent upon Allah SWT. We should never forget our position before the Master of Creation…
We have been honoured that Allah SWT chose to send messengers and guides to our species, giving us the opportunity to raise in maqam above the other animals, should we take on board this Divine advice.
Let’s never forget that, and get above our station in respect to Allah SWT, for that surely must be the greatest of blasphemies…
Respect everyone, for no one knows who Allah SWT will bless, forgive and rescue on that Day.